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‘Taong Putik’: Filipino farmers express faith the ‘muddy’ way

People wake up before sunrise, cover their bodies with mud from the surrounding rice fields, and their faces with dried leaves

Where have all the ‘Santacruzan’ and ‘Flores de Mayo’ gone?

The Santacruzan now being held as a pageant is an indication of how the Catholic Church has been losing its grip on the faithful

Photos: ‘Via Crucis’

Many towns in the predominantly Catholic Philippines stage various versions of the "Passion and Death of Jesus" on Good Friday

Photos: ‘Penitensya’

Penitents consider these acts to be mortification of the flesh to ask forgiveness for sins, to fulfil a vow, or to express gratitude

Photos: Faithful in Philippines’ Bulacan province ‘arrest’ Jesus

Self-flagellations and crucifixions are some of the popular forms of rituals that Filipino Catholics participate in during the Holy Week

In northern Philippine town, faithful drink, dance before Ash Wednesday

It traces its roots to the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines when Spanish missionaries celebrate "Shrove Tuesday"

Filipino community in Los Angeles celebrates 500 years of the Santo...

“We give thanks to God ... for the rich Catholic heritage of the Philippines that has become such a beautiful part of our Catholic life"

Philippines celebrates its most famous child

The Child Jesus is no doubt the most famous child in the Philippines with his image prominently displayed in all possible places

The Black Nazarene and the Filipinos’ quest for resurrection

The Black Nazarene devotion is perhaps one of the Philippines' most predominantly working-class Catholic devotions

Filipino devotion to ‘Black Nazarene’ getting stronger, more challenging amid pandemic

This year, there will be no sea of bodies of devotees of the Black Nazarene who would usually flood Manila's Quiapo district

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